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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/27189
Title:
Stories from Home: English Domestic Interiors, 1750-1850
Authors:
Ponsonby, Margaret
Abstract:
Most homes in the past were not elite, wealthy interiors complete with high fashion furnishings, designed by well-known architects and designers, as many domestic histories often seem to have assumed. As this book makes clear, there were in fact an enormous variety of house interiors in England during the period 1750–1850, reflecting the location, status and gender of particular householders, as well as their changing attitudes, tastes and aspirations. By focusing on non-metropolitan homes, which represented the majority of households in England, this study highlights the need for historians to look beyond prevailing attitudes that often reduce interiors to generic descriptions based on high fashions of the decorative arts. Instead it shows how numerous social and cultural influences affected the manner in which homes were furnished and decorated. Issues such as the availability of goods, gender, regional taste, income, the second-hand market, changing notions of privacy and household hierarchies and print culture, could all have a significant impact on domestic furnishing. The study ends with a discussion of how domestic interiors of historic properties have been presented and displayed in modern times, highlighting how competing notions of the past can cloud as well as illuminate the issue. Combining cultural history and qualitative analysis of evidence, this book presents a new way of looking at 'ordinary' and 'provincial' homes that enriches our understanding of English domestic life of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. (Ashgate Publishing)
Publisher:
Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing
Issue Date:
2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/27189
Additional Links:
http://www.ashgate.com/default.aspx?page=637&calcTitle=1&title_id=7858&edition_id=8381
Type:
Book
Language:
en
ISBN:
0754652351; 978-0754652359
Appears in Collections:
History; Trade, Retailing and Consumption History Group

Full metadata record

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dc.contributor.authorPonsonby, Margaret-
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-20T19:56:09Z-
dc.date.available2008-05-20T19:56:09Z-
dc.date.issued2006-
dc.identifier.isbn0754652351-
dc.identifier.isbn978-0754652359-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/27189-
dc.description.abstractMost homes in the past were not elite, wealthy interiors complete with high fashion furnishings, designed by well-known architects and designers, as many domestic histories often seem to have assumed. As this book makes clear, there were in fact an enormous variety of house interiors in England during the period 1750–1850, reflecting the location, status and gender of particular householders, as well as their changing attitudes, tastes and aspirations. By focusing on non-metropolitan homes, which represented the majority of households in England, this study highlights the need for historians to look beyond prevailing attitudes that often reduce interiors to generic descriptions based on high fashions of the decorative arts. Instead it shows how numerous social and cultural influences affected the manner in which homes were furnished and decorated. Issues such as the availability of goods, gender, regional taste, income, the second-hand market, changing notions of privacy and household hierarchies and print culture, could all have a significant impact on domestic furnishing. The study ends with a discussion of how domestic interiors of historic properties have been presented and displayed in modern times, highlighting how competing notions of the past can cloud as well as illuminate the issue. Combining cultural history and qualitative analysis of evidence, this book presents a new way of looking at 'ordinary' and 'provincial' homes that enriches our understanding of English domestic life of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. (Ashgate Publishing)en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAldershot: Ashgate Publishingen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ashgate.com/default.aspx?page=637&calcTitle=1&title_id=7858&edition_id=8381en
dc.subject18th centuryen
dc.subject19th centuryen
dc.subjectDomestic interiorsen
dc.subjectCultural historyen
dc.subjectSocial historyen
dc.subjectDesign historyen
dc.subjectHomemakingen
dc.subjectFurnitureen
dc.subjectEnglish historyen
dc.subjectEconomic historyen
dc.subjectTextilesen
dc.subjectCommoditiesen
dc.subjectSocial statusen
dc.subjectRegional variationsen
dc.subjectConsumersen
dc.titleStories from Home: English Domestic Interiors, 1750-1850en
dc.typeBooken
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